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Poster: Phlesh Wound Date: May 2, 2013 6:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: LIG

This version doesn't get mentioned a ton but its one of my favorites. Its an interesting version in that there are times where the jamming is rather straight forward and uninteresting and other times when it absolutely takes off and is just electrifying. Its a lot less noodly than it would be come in the 80s and so Jerry hits very few bum notes and there are a few times when his playing absolutely crackles. There's this moment around 8 minutes in where he's really starting to tear into some notes and Phil comes in behind him with this unusual fill that always gives me goosebumps. Phil and the drums are definitely a highlight throughout in addition to Jerry's absolutely sick tone. Check it out:
http://archive.org/details/gd1978-01-11.sbd.unknown.12894.sbefail.shnf

Also a big fan of that Providence 78 version that Elbow mentioned.
You picked out the 8-3-82 version which i also really like. 82 is a good year for LIG, check out 2-19 and 9-11 as well.